On June 6th, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced they will be expanding their network by adding a Direct Connect point in Canberra. NEXTDC’s C1 Canberra data centre will be the newest data centre hosting location for Direct Connect, providing low-latency, secure access directly to the AWS cloud.
This service will allow potential AWS customers to establish a secure and private connection between AWS and its own data centre or office – this is particularly beneficial to Canberra-based Government Agencies with access to the ICON inter-agency fibre network. The AWS Direct Connect service can be accessed through a cross-connect service at the C1 Canberra facility, which is the fourth AWS Direct Connect point of presence in Australia and the second outside Sydney.
When asked to comment on this matter, Director of 2pi Software, Liam O’Duibhir, said, “This is welcome news for regional ICT service providers like 2pi Software in Bega. High-skill devops-savvy system administrators and software engineers can capitalise on the full suite of AWS infrastructure deployment, automation, monitoring and security tools to manage large global operations from a rural idyll near George Mountain, or looking out over the Bermagui coastline.”
“With the arrival of an AWS Direct Connect presence in Canberra, the immense power of the Amazon Web Services’ suite of services can be leveraged by tech companies in rural and regional NSW and the ACT to upskill local kids via code nights, hackathons and start-up camps to provide an enormous boost to the job prospects and career opportunities of regional youth.”
The quote was featured as part of an article in The Australian newspaper announcing this great advancement in Amazon AWS availability within Australia. To read the article, please click here.
You can find out more information about AWS Direct Connect here.